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Accident: 200632081 - Five Employees Are Exposed To Noxious Fumes

Accident: 200632081 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 05/20/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31168699205/20/20091381Nomac Drilling, Llc
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on May 20, 2009, five employees were on the floor of a drilling rig when the drill string was being removed from the well bore. As the employees raised and separated two sections of the drill string, all of the employees were exposed to the fumes coming from the center of the drill string. The five employees started having breathing problems and evacuated the drilling rig. After they were off of the rig, all started vomiting. The five employees were immediately transported to a local hospital, and all stayed overnight. Four of the employees were released the following day. The fifth employee was transported to a second hospital and was released on May 22, 2009.
Keywords: respiratory, lung, vapor, ppe, well, overexposure, oil rig, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Drillers, oil well
2 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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